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Focus and Scope

The LSE Law Review welcomes submissions from every level of legal study and practice, including those from practitioners, academics, judges, and students. Submissions may take the form of an article, a legislative or case note, or a letter to the editor. All submissions are subject to a meticulous double-blind review process by members of the Editorial Board.

Publication Frequency

The Review prepares a Summer, Winter, and Spring Issue and collates them into a single Volume for annual publication.

Open Access Policy

Houghton St Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.

Archiving Policy

Houghton St Press registers its journals and books with as many suitable indexes as possible. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.

Houghton St Press content is LOCKSS enabled, and copies of all Houghton St Press publications are made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.


The Review held its inaugural launch night in 2016. It started as a student-run law journal seeking to provide a platform for high quality legal scholarship, with the aim of contributing to debates pertaining to all areas of the law. We have now published four volumes online and in-print, and run an active blog showcasing shorter pieces on topical legal issues.

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